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Address: British Cemetery Road, Ocracoke, NC
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The remains of four British soldiers whose ship was sunk off the coast...

The remains of four British soldiers whose ship was sunk off the coast during World War II are buried here.

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This little cemetery is tucked near a residential area/campground. It is surrounded by a fence so that you can't walk among the stones, but it's small enough that you can see... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Virginia Beach, VA USA
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Virginia Beach, VA USA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This little cemetery is tucked near a residential area/campground. It is surrounded by a fence so that you can't walk among the stones, but it's small enough that you can see everything from the outside anyway. There isn't a lot to see, but the history is really interesting. Definitely worth a drive by if you are in the area.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very nice tribute and being a Coast Guard family, we were very proud that the current CG maintains this cemetery. Take a few minutes to stop by this wonderful memorial.

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Thank gjscollins
North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friends and I made a point to walk by and visit this monument. It is a touching memoiral to those lost off the NC shores during WWII.

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Thank OuterBanksLover
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A testament to the kindness of the Ocracoke people: several British soldiers are buried in this small cemetery. A good stop to view a bit of local history.

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Thank Rheadaria
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A quick stop if you are trying to see everything on the island. My husband and I found this interesting.

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Melbourne, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Interesting from a historical standpoint with graves dating back to tthe 1800's. 15-20 minutes and you have seen and read everything. Had hoped for me.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

We came across the graves by chance. The cemetery is well maintained but for the flag that is caught on a tree. Given the recent storms perhaps that not surprising and someone will get around to sorting it out.

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Annapolis, MD
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

WWI history buffs should pay this little cemetery a visit. Nice walk from the center of the village.

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Youngsville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

This small memorial attests to the courage and support of our British allies during World War II. The four graves of British seamen killed by a German submarine just off of the North Carolina coast. The cemetery is maintained by the United States Coast Guard. It's a lovely place to visit on Ocracoke Island.

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West Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Definitely a must place to visit for even day trippers. Honors sailors killed by German U-boat plus local residents' grave sites.

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